Nikkei jumps, led by financials, exporters after Japan avoids G20 criticism

Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:12am EST

TOKYO, Feb 18 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average
jumped 2.1 percent on Monday, led by exporters and banks after
the yen softened following the G20's decision not to single out
Japan for adopting policies that weakened its currency.
    The Nikkei ended up 234.04 points at 11,407.87, while the
broader Topix gained 2.2 percent to 962.69.